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Oct 14, 2012 6:00am PDT
the nuclear weapons first against the invading force. >> and then the united states would have had to retaliate somehow. >> reporter: afternoon there you go. >> yep. reporter: armageddon. yep. reporter: with u.s. warships blockading cuba, the crisis reached its peak on october 27 known to historians as black saturday. some of the missiles were now ready to fire. in the middle of another of the almost nonstop meetings at the white house, the secretary of defense received an alarming report. >> reporter: you could just hear the tension in their voices. >> yes. reporter: it is different from a recording. >> you can hear the pressure building. i think you do get a sense of even while these discussions are going on, the clock is ticking. time ticks away. the president says "because those missile sites are getting closer and closer to being operational." >> reporter: hanging over it all was a critical unknown. where were with the nuclear war heads that would go on top of the missiles? >> reporter: that mystery remains secret for more than four decades until historian michael dobbs found
Oct 28, 2012 6:00am PDT
new york which by the way is the most diverse county in the united states. just writing on a subway is a lesson in acceptance. i went to college in ohio, worked in chicago, did tv in los angeles, and gave a funny speech once in fayetteville, arkansas, and get this. there are different kinds of people. and they're fascinating. i mean i like myself but a country full of me, could that work? ultimately no. i'm a liberal. i love the mix of voices and the larger perspective. of or pertaining representational forms of government, rather than air to be arrests and monarchees. the united states isn't run by the wealthiest or by some sort of birth rite. we participate by our vote and elect leaders to represent us. president lincoln's gettysburg address is a constant reminder. the government of the people, by the people, and for the people. shall not perish from this earth. one person, one vote. that's a precious right. that's liberal. believing that government should be active in supporting social and political change. so there's the constitution. the founders built in the ability to amend i
Oct 7, 2012 6:00am PDT
the crash course "lobbying for dummies." >> the definition of a lobbyist in the united states is someone who advocates for someone else and is getting paid for it. >> reporter: the fingerprints of lobbyists are all over daily life. they defeated plans to cap credit card interest rates. they made pizza count as a vegetable on school lunch menus. they wrote a lot of the health care reform law. thurber estimates $9 billion is spent every year on lobbying and related advocacy, a top lobbyist can make millions the influence of business in washington d.c. is the third largest business after government and tourism. i think there's probably 100,000 people in the industry, not lobbyists specifically but in the industry supporting all of that in washington. >> reporter: and what do clients expect from their lobbyists? we asked gary lauer, ceo of a $150 million california firm called e-health insurance, a website that lets customers shop for health insurance from 180 companies. >> i was interested in getting some lobbyists, a, who had high credibility and, b, who could frankly get some doors open so we
Oct 21, 2012 6:00am PDT
times" is reporting that the united states and iran have agreed in principle on negotiations over tehran's nuclear program. but a spokesman for the national security council insists that no such agreement has beenqmó reac. iran denies theÑi report asñrçm. the outbreak of fungal meningitis around theÑi nation 1 now blamed forÑi 28n the centers control says 23 people have died from the meningitis which is linked to steroid shots for back pain. at theÑi vatican this morning, pope benedict xvi is adding seven more saints to the roster. two of them american. one is a native american. the other a 19th century nun who cared for leprosyÑi patients in hawaii. new york jets' back-up quarterback tim thibault has trademarked tebowing his prayerful on-field celebration. a devout christian says he the not trademark it to get money just to make sure that the kneeling pose was used the right way. now for today's forecast. today's weather won't be an exact copy of yesterday's but it's close. storms are possible in texas and oklahoma. a few rainy days lie in store for much of the country though. w
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